So, today was my first commute that included snow and rain on a sub 35F day. I thought I was completely ready for the cold and the last two weeks have been cold and my commutes have not been bad. But, if any of you are experience with pre-winter and winter commutes I could really use some help.
Western Pennsylvania winters have become extremely wet in the last few years. Today I was getting rained and snowed on for my commute home. I was plenty warm except for my hands, which were frozen to the core when I got home. Also, my feet got soaked through my sneakers. I can live with being wet that is not really the issue when riding, the main problem I had was visibility. Snow and rain smashing into my face on the way home made it extremely difficult to see.
So I ask my fellow winter commuters, What type of glasses or goggles are applicable to winter riding? I have a pair of ski goggles and I thought about wearing them when I rode home, but I would kind of prefer something lighter I suppose. Also, are there any type of winter riding gloves you would suggest, as well as shoes (I use toeclips)?
What type of gloves, glasses/goggles/shoes do you use for winter riding?